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Remembering dean and chair emeritus Dale Carlson


March 1, 2019

Dale Carlson

At the age of 94, dean and CEE chair emeritus Dale Carlson passed away on February 16. During his career at UW, Carlson accomplished much, including serving as the founding director of the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program, which continues to support the exchange of graduate students between UW and institutes in Nordic countries.

During his time at UW, Carlson served as chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering from 1971-1976 and dean of the College of Engineering from 1976 to 1980. Following his appointment as dean, Carlson initiated the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program, which he continued to administer on a part-time basis after his retirement in 1983.

After retirement, he also joined the faculty of Seattle University and served as chairman of the Civil Engineering Department and dean of the School of Science and Engineering.

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